Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Group Leader, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Director, MRC CBU Master’s in Cognitive Neuroscience
Director of Studies, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, Christ’s College Cambridge
Camilla Nord leads the Mental Health Neuroscience Lab. Their focus is identifying novel cognitive, neural, and physiological targets for mental health treatments. To do this, her lab uses methods from computational psychiatry, non-invasive brain stimulation, psychopharmacology, and clinical psychology. Current streams of work in the lab include an MRC-funded research programme on body-brain interactions in mental health conditions; a series of discovery science experiments to better understand how physical symptoms arise in neuropsychiatric disorders (funded by a Wellcome Career Development Award https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/people-and-projects/grants-awarded/bodily-beliefs-discovering-neurocognitive-origins); and a large multi-site project investigating interoception as an ‘active ingredient’ of mental health treatment (funded by a Wellcome Mental Health Award https://wellcome.org/news/what-drives-positive-change-mental-health-research).
Her ultimate goal is to translate insights from cognitive neuroscience into improved treatments for mental health conditions—whether that’s making better use of our current treatment arsenal, such as targeting treatments to specific mechanism-based profiles, or inventing novel treatments that might be able to treat disabling symptoms that do not respond to typical treatment approaches.
Lab website https://sites.google.com/site/camillanord/home
Full publication list and bibliometrics at Google Scholar – https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=fsXbhFoAAAAJ&hl=en
Cambridge Neuroscience Profile https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?cln42
My book about mental health neuroscience for general-audience readers https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/446402/the-balanced-brain-by-nord-camilla/9780241545799